A project to redevelop Arthur Phillip High School into the first high-rise public high school in NSW is almost complete.
The new Arthur Phillip High School will have capacity to accommodate 2,000 secondary students. The facilities will incorporate flexible learning spaces with adaptable/moveable furniture and room configurations. The learning spaces will be technology-rich to serve multiple learning contexts from large class groups to small clusters, providing better opportunities for collaboration and personalised learning.
The redevelopment and expansion of Arthur Phillip High School is the priority project to meet growth in secondary student populations in and around Parramatta. It presents a unique opportunity to construct a school centrally located in the heart of the Parramatta CBD. It will be a showcase for the delivery of multi-storey education facilities in response to metropolitan Sydney's increasing residential density.
Grimshaw Architects secured the design contract via an international design competition. Grimshaw has developed the final designs in association with BVN Architecture and the community.
The design concepts will offer:
facilities that are readily accessible and flexible to meet the demands of an evolving curriculum in line with future-focused learning principles
flexible and well-connected teaching and learning spaces that enable a variety of teaching and learning practices
spaces that are engaging and supportive for students and teachers
technology-rich settings with an emphasis on mobility and flexibility
capacity to support comprehensive curriculum delivery with a full range of specialist teaching spaces
a healthy and environmentally sustainable environment
innovative, connected outdoor spaces that enable play and collaborative learning
refurbishment and adaptive reuse of all existing heritage buildings
a valuable connection with adjacent educational facilities including Parramatta Public School and the University of Western Sydney.
Structural works are complete and works on internal areas of the tower building and gymnasium are nearing completion.
Outdoor learning spaces with internal and external landscaping works are underway.
Rear access lane works are ongoing.
Public amenity works to restore footpaths are underway.
How can I get involved?
We are committed to working together with our school communities and other stakeholders to deliver the best possible learning facilities for students.
We will be holding information sessions for the school community in Term 4.
We will be holding drop-in information sessions for students, parents and carers in Term 4, 2019. The sessions are an opportunity to talk to the project team about the new school. The team will be set up with display boards and information packs during the below key school events.
Arthur Phillip High School Recognition assemblies (students, parents and carers only) Friday, 29 November 2019, 1:30pm – 4:00pm at the Main Campus on Macquarie Street, Parramatta.
Arthur Phillip High School Year 7, 2020 Orientation Day (students, parents and carers only) Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Eastern Campus on Hassall Street, Parramatta